DA Morgenthau Retires After 35 Years

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau has been cast in many roles throughout his career.

He was the inspiration for the district attorney on television's Law and Order and the prosecutor of corrupt CEOs, mobsters and misbehaving celebrities. But today the 90-year-old Morgenthau is stepping down from his position after 35 years in office.

Cyrus Vance, Jr. will fill Morgenthau's shoes as Manhattan's new district attorney. Vance, Jr. begins tomorrow but won't be inaugurated until early next week.

For more on Morgenthau, including photos and sound bites from his interview with WNYC, head to WNYC.org.

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